Basil Pesto Salmon Parmesan


Salmon with Smokehouse pepper, pesto smear, and a Parmesan crust. Serve with fresh-cooked green beans, asparagus, red wine, garlic bread, and Greek salad.

Basil Pesto Salmon Parmesan
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillets with skin on

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground smoked black pepper (such as McCormick® Smokehouse)

  • 2 tablespoons pesto in olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Pull out any salmon bones with pliers. Slice salmon into 5 equal portions. Place salmon skin side-down on a sheet of aluminum foil. Transfer to a large baking pan. Season salmon with salt and pepper; loosely cover with foil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove baking pan from oven and uncover. Smear pesto over each portion of salmon. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Continue baking, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

  5. Whisk butter and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Drizzle over salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

277 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 277
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 512mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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